Completers and Modifiers: Recognizing the Difference Between Completers and Subjects
All the verbs in the following paragraph (broken in two parts to avoid scrolling) are numbered and in bold. In the text areas below the paragraph, type in the simple subjects and single-word completers that go with each verb. If a sentence has no completer, type in "X." Clicking on "answer" will reveal the correct responses.
|Quilting 1. is an ancient craft. Before the settlement of the New World, women in Europe and Asia 2. had established a rich tradition of quilt stitchery. But in the isolated and poor communities of the American frontier, a new quilting style 3. evolved. This 4. was patchwork. The thrifty and ingenious pioneers 5. didn't discard their worn-out clothing. Fabric 6. was simply too precious for wasting.|